Cancer experts set to gather in Doha for masterclass in breast cancer management

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Published April 25th, 2017 - 09:21 GMT
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)

As part of its continuous efforts to combine innovative research, first class education, and excellent clinical care, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is proud to announce its first masterclass in breast cancer management, which will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Doha on 28 and 29 April, 2017.

This first masterclass in breast cancer management is being organized by the breast cancer care team at the National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR) under the theme: “Moving Towards Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care.”

More than 300 oncology experts and allied health professionals are expected to attend to learn about the disease and network with local and international cancer specialists. Participants will discuss the newest techniques in breast cancer management, debate the latest cancer research and developments, and review the best practices from local, regional, and international healthcare institutions.

The masterclass is clinically focused and has been designed for physicians, medical oncologists, pathologists, gynecologists, surgeons, and clinicians who are almost exclusively dedicated to clinical oncology. Physicians from the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), as well as those in the private sector wishing to improve their skills in the management of breast cancer, have been invited to attend.

Throughout the two-day event, participants will learn about a range of issues in clinical oncology, breast cancer management, and practice-orientated training.

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer that affects women and men around the world and is the second leading cause of death from cancer in Qatar. According to the Qatar National Cancer Registry – Ministry of Public Health, breast cancer ranks as the top cancer in Qatar (17.42 percent), followed by colon cancer (10.55 percent). The highest incidence of breast cancer (16.2 percent) occurs in women aged between 45-49 years of age.

Commenting on the masterclass, Dr. Salha Bujassoum Al Bader, Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist at NCCCR and Chair of the Breast Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), said: “We are very pleased to be leading on such a great initiative. This is an excellent platform for us to not only shed light on breast cancer management, including screening, diagnosis and treatment options, but also to share knowledge, exchange expertise, and discuss different views with colleagues and leaders in the field.”

She continued: “This is a unique opportunity to expand our knowledge base and find out more about this disease with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient care and helping to save lives.”

Speaking about the event, Dr. Mohammed Ussama Al Homsi, Senior Consultant in the Oncology Department at NCCCR said: “At HMC, improving our patients’ quality of life is one of our top priorities. A dedicated team of qualified experts is committed to delivering the most up to date solutions for managing complications while considering every aspect of the patient’s needs. This includes prevention, early detection, and treatment options, as well as psychological, social, and emotional support.”

For more information about the ‘First Breast Cancer Masterclass,” you can follow HMC on Twitter @HMC_Qatar and Instagram @HMC_Qatar. Alternatively, visit HMC’s Facebook page www.hamad/facebook.com. 

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Hamad Medical Corporation

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East.

For more than four decades, HMC has been dedicated to delivering the safest, most effective and compassionate care to all its patients.

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